George I take your point but the 'cold' war fear was created by the real fear of another world war, like the one that was referred to in the song or a worse one. I stand by my point, war is war and they do appear to want this one.
The way events overtake songs is interesting too. I am thinking of poor Paul MacCartney and Yesterday. I think that it was just another 'love' song to him, when he wrote it. It meant more to everybody else than it did him. I have no idea how he can bring himself to sing it now.